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Ex-nat’l soccer coach Cha to receive German honor

Cha Bum-kun in October 2017 gives an interview to Korea.net at his home in Seoul's Pyeongchang-dong neighborhood. He will receive the Federal Cross of Merit from the...

World’s biggest free trade deal concluded at RCEP summit

President Moon Jae-in (fifth from the right) on Nov. 4 holds hands with leaders of countries participating at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in...

Nation’s biggest shopping festival Korea Sale Festa marks 4th year

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo (second from the left) on Oct. 31 laughs with popular TV personality Kang Ho-dong, the promotional ambassador for...

KCC in Paris to relocate, others to hold food and film events

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Paris, which will relocate to another part of the French capital on Nov. 20, will host cultural events such...

Busan police launch security detail for Korea-ASEAN summit

The Police Guard Security Group, which is in charge of security at the Korea-ASEAN special summit in Busan next month, on Oct. 30 holds its launching ceremony...

Pioneering Korea-Myanmar cultural exchanges through K-pop

JBJ Entertainment Chairwoman Jeong Bunja on Oct. 18 underscores Myanmar's potential and the fondness of Myanmarese for Korean culture as reasons for boosting bilateral...

Events nationwide mark 20th annual Dokdo Day

Dokdo Island, also known as the Liancourt Rocks, is a group of small islets in the East Sea. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana A series of events nationwide on...

Event offers coffee made from ASEAN-originated beans

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Oct. 25 makes coffee with beans from the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on a vending truck at Cheonggye...

Korean, ASEAN culture ministers pledge more cultural cooperation

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (center) on Oct. 24 poses for a photo with his counterparts from member nations of the Association of Southeast...

‘Talk Talk Korea 2019’ contest honors 7 grand prize winners

Korea Culture and Information Service Director (KOCIS) Kim Tae-hoon (fourth from left) on Oct. 24 takes photos with the seven grand prize winners of...

3 city-run programs raising public safety in Seoul

Though Seoul ranks eighth in the Safe Cities Index 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the city government is continually seeking to raise public...

Award-winning seasoning to spread kimchi’s appeal worldwide

Kimchi Seasoning Mix eliminates the smell of kimchi and its salty taste, allowing non-Koreans to enjoy the spicy condiment more easily. This powder can...

Finance minister tells foreign investors ‘economy has strong resilience’

Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on Oct. 16 speaks at an investor relations session in New York under the theme "Korean Economy,...

Korea ratifies free trade deal with Indonesia

Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (middle) on Oct. 16 announces with her Indonesian counterpart Enggartiasto Lukita the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the...

ASEAN-Korea Train departs to raise mutual understanding

Lee Kyu-young, station master of Seoul Station, on Oct. 16 gives a salute to the departing train at the launching ceremony for the ASEAN-Korea Train. By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim...

Fall foliage comes 1-4 days later this year

The weather service Weatheri says the first fall foliage in Korea started on Sept. 27 at Seoraksan Mountain in Gangwon-do Province. The peak of...

Tokyo hosts Korea-Japan Festival despite high bilateral tension

A samulnori (traditional Korean percussion quartet) troupe performs on Sept. 28 at the 2019 Korea-Japan Festival at Hibiya Park in Tokyo. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photos = Korean Cultural...

President Moon agrees to boost practical cooperation with Bulgaria

President Moon Jae-in (right) on Sept. 27 hosts a bilateral summit with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov (third from bottom left) at Cheong Wa...

‘Gandhi’s teachings serve as compass for peace on Korean Peninsula’

President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 gives a speech at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) at...

[ASEAN now ①] Laos powering SE Asia with region’s fastest growth

With the inaugural Korea-Mekong Summit between Korea and the five countries along the Mekong River – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam -- and...